First Division

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Maciej Tarnogrodzki hopeful of staying on as UCD boss following the Students relegation to the First Division

Sat, Oct 19 2019

Tarnogrodzki could only watch on as last year’s First Division winners were unable to maintain their top-flight status with the ...

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Watch: Cabinteely and Drogheda play out draw at Stradbrook in first-leg of promotion playoff

Sat, Oct 19 2019

With no away goals counting, the second leg at United Park is shaping up to be a winner takes all ...

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League Play-Off Preview: Cabinteely -v- Drogheda United

Fri, Oct 18 2019

Since Cabinteely’s introduction to the League of Ireland in 2015, the sides have met on ten occasions, with Drogheda winning ...

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Michael Duffy named SSE Airtricity/Soccer Writers' Association Player of the Month for September

Fri, Oct 18 2019

The Lilywhites’ winger played a prominent role as Dundalk wrapped-up two of the three top domestic prizes during the month ...

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Highly-rated Donal Higgins extends Galway stay for another year

Fri, Oct 18 2019

Higgins first joined the club in 2017 at U-17 level and made his senior debut in 2018 against Finn Harps

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No brainer for Lyons who re-signs with the Drogs

Wed, Oct 16 2019

Striker Chris Lyons has extended his stay with Drogheda United as the club announced on Wednesday the signing of the ...

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Jack Brady makes Shels return after three years away from Tolka Park

Tue, Oct 15 2019

Brady makes his return to Tolka Park having been away from the club over the past three campaigns, with stints ...

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Cabinteely boss Pat Devlin revels in Playoff glory away to Longford

Sun, Oct 13 2019

The former Bray Wanderers came up trumps at City Calling Stadium in a playoff once more – with memories of ...

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Daire Doyle eyes Longford job on a permanent basis after Playoff heartbreak

Sun, Oct 13 2019

While the overriding emotion was that of devastation, Doyle insists that he was proud of side’s gallant effort against Pat ...

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League Play-Off Report: Longford Town 1 - 1 Cabinteely (Cabinteely win 3-1 on penalties)

Fri, Oct 11 2019

The sides were unable to separated, with a penalty shootout the only way either side could be split - Rob ...

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League Play-Off Preview: Longford Town -v- Cabinteely

Fri, Oct 11 2019

Longford have only conceded eight league goals at home this term, the joint best in the division along with eventual ...

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Cabinteely's Jack Tuite relishing Friday's crucial playoff second leg away to Longford

Wed, Oct 09 2019

Tuite impressed for the Green and White’s on Friday evening, helping his side to a hard-fought clean sheet along with ...

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Ryan Brennan, Daniel McKenna and Aidan Friel extend Shelbourne stay for another year

Mon, Oct 07 2019

The trio played a key role in the Reds title success, with Shels returning to the top-flight after a long ...

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Longford Town boss Daire Doyle: 'If the officials made a mistake, there's nothing we can do about it - we'll look to next week and put it right'

Sun, Oct 06 2019

The first-leg of the first round of the Playoff series ended in a scoreless draw, with both sides having chances ...

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Cabinteely boss Pat Devlin says the pressure is on Longford ahead of Friday's second leg in the Midlands

Sun, Oct 06 2019

With Longford crying foul of referee Alan Carey not awarding them a goal early on, the former Bray Wanderers boss ...

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First teams and college dreams - a data-based look at the players from the opening elite underage leagues

Sat, Oct 05 2019

First teams and college dreams- A data based look at the players from the opening Elite Underage Leagues

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League Play-Off Report: Cabinteely 0 - 0 Longford Town

Fri, Oct 04 2019

Kevin Knight was dismissed late on with a poor challenge on Michael McDonnell – as both sides will feel as ...

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League Play-Off Preview: Cabinteely -v- Longford Town

Thu, Oct 03 2019

Rob Manley’s 17 league goals have amounted to 44% of the Green and White’s total league tally for 2019 – ...

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League Suspensions - SSE Airtricity League of Ireland - Gameweek 33

Thu, Oct 03 2019

Liam Scales is also forced to miss out on UCD’s do-or-die clash away to Finn Harps – with Harps not ...

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Luke Byrne and Karl Moore commit themselves to Shelbourne for Premier Division return

Thu, Oct 03 2019

The pair were ever-present in Ian Morris’ side as the Reds topped the First Division to ensure their return to ...

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Longford Town's Conor Kenna: 'It's important that we keep our heads and we do the job over the two legs'

Wed, Oct 02 2019

Kenna, who has plenty of experience in winning league titles and FAI Cup’s, will be looking to lean on his ...

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Colin McCabe extends Shelbourne stay after title-winning campaign at Tolka Park

Wed, Sep 25 2019

The Reds were promoted to the top-flight with a game to spare after they defeated Drogheda United at United Park ...

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Galway's Project DNA - Was 2019 the first sign of a Tribal revival?

Wed, Sep 25 2019

Having cut his teeth managing the Under 17s as well as the Connacht Schoolboys over the past five years, Murphy ...

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extratime.ie Sportscast Episode 162 - Small Spoke in a Big Cog

Wed, Sep 25 2019

As Dundalk seal the title in a 3-2 thriller to rivals Shamrock Rovers, Declan Marron, Macdara Ferris and Niall Newbury ...

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Ian Morris: 'The biggest thing you've got to do is ignore the noise'

Sun, Sep 22 2019

Despite much of the early hype surrounding the Reds, they got off to a slow start – with questions being ...

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First Division Round-up: Shels cap off title-winning campaign in style as Drogheda falter in Bray

Sun, Sep 22 2019

Dean Delany also brought the curtain down on an illustrious 23-year career as he lifted the trophy with Shelbourne supporter’s ...

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League Report: Athlone Town 2 - 2 Galway United

Sun, Sep 22 2019

Conor Melody took the lead for the visitors in the first half, but it was the second half which saw ...

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League Report: Shelbourne 7 - 0 Limerick

Sat, Sep 21 2019

Jaze Kabia opened the scoring halfway through the opening period, before Conan Byrne struck just before the break

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League Preview: Bray Wanderers -v- Drogheda United

Sat, Sep 21 2019

Bray, four points behind Cabinteely and seven clear of Limerick will finish fifth this season, a place outside the playoffs ...

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League Preview: Cobh Ramblers -v- Longford Town

Sat, Sep 21 2019

Longford Town are the visitors to St Colman’s Park on Saturday night (kick off 7.45pm) and with De Town already ...

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League Preview: Wexford -v- Cabinteely

Sat, Sep 21 2019

With a playoff spot now secured, Cabo boss Pat Devlin admits he is hoping that his side can express themselves ...

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League Preview: Athlone Town -v- Galway United

Sat, Sep 21 2019

It has been another tough season for the Midlands club and their current form reflects it. The side have not ...

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League Preview: Shelbourne -v- Limerick

Sat, Sep 21 2019

The Reds secured their first ever First Division crown last week with a dramatic 3-1 win away to nearest challengers ...

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Conor Keeley: 'The high standards from training has been brought into the games and that's why we've been getting such good results'

Wed, Sep 18 2019

The Green and White’s were widely tipped to struggle this term, and despite many writing Pat Devlin’s side off throughout ...

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Sean Russell: 'You do miss playing, but you do try to stay positive when you set goals and targets'

Wed, Sep 18 2019

The 25-year-old appeared on the Extratime.ie Sportscast this week – where he emphasised his recent plight which has seen him ...

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League Report: Galway United 3 - 2 Limerick

Mon, Sep 16 2019

This one came to life in the second half with Galway taking the lead twice, only to be pegged back ...

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Terry Butler: 'This year was about settling things down'

Sun, Sep 15 2019

The Blue and Black of the Midlands are guaranteed to finish second from bottom in the First Division table, an ...

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Pat Devlin: 'I think what we've achieved - with the budget and the young players we have is magnificent'

Sun, Sep 15 2019

The result caps off a fine campaign for the highly unfancied Green and Whites – who were tipped to finish ...

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Leinster Senior Cup Preview: Cabinteely -v- St Patrick's Athletic

Sat, Sep 14 2019

Cabo secured their place in the First Division playoffs on Friday evening thanks to a comprehensive 3-1 win over Athlone ...

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League Preview: Longford Town -v- Bray Wanderers

Sat, Sep 14 2019

Daire Doyle’s side had no scheduled game last week, after they were knocked out of the FAI Cup by Bohemians ...

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League Report: Drogheda United 1 - 3 Shelbourne

Sat, Sep 14 2019

Shelbourne ended their six-year stay in the First Division on Friday night

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Shelbourne end six-year First Division odyssey as they clinch the title away to Drogheda

Sat, Sep 14 2019

The 13-time Premier Division winners overcame 10-man Shels thanks to goals from Aidan Friel, Oscar Brennan and Lorcan Fitzgerald.

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League Report: Galway United 7 - 1 Cobh Ramblers

Fri, Sep 13 2019

Galway United with a 7-1 scoreline against Cobh Ramblers recorded their largest ever league victory in what was just their ...

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League Report: Cabinteely 3 - 1 Athlone Town

Fri, Sep 13 2019

Cabinteely comfortably sealed their place in the First Division playoffs for the first time in their brief League of Ireland ...

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League Preview: Galway United -v- Cobh Ramblers

Fri, Sep 13 2019

Ben O’Riordan is the Rams only absentee heading Westwards, missing out with suspension

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League Preview: Drogheda United -v- Shelbourne

Fri, Sep 13 2019

United Park is expected to be full to capacity on Friday evening, with a large travelling contingent from the capital ...

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League Preview: Cabinteely -v- Athlone Town

Thu, Sep 12 2019

Cabinteely head into the pivotal clash off the back of a point against Cobh Ramblers last time out

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Jamie Hollywood: 'We haven't really spoken about winning the league'

Thu, Sep 12 2019

Should Drogheda United secure victory against Shelbourne tomorrow evening, they will go top of the First Division with just one ...

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Oscar Brennan: 'There was talk at the start of the season that we would walk all over teams - but we didn't think that at the time and it hasn't happened'

Thu, Sep 12 2019

After a slow start, the Reds have slowly clicked into gear, and they are now just a win in Drogheda ...

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Tim Clancy and Kevin Doherty extend stay at United Park for a further two years

Sat, Sep 07 2019

Clancy finished his playing career in 2017 with Bray Wanderers before taking up his first managerial job with Drogheda ahead ...

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